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Sir John Bell of Oxford University was on CTV's Question Period today talking about the health risks of AztraZeneca.  Based on some initial test results, he's not keen on mixing the AZ vaccine with other vaccines.

 

 

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Things going well in the UK with cases, hospitalisation and deaths right down from just before the start of the current lockdown in January 

 

Fingers crossed with the Indian variant and the biggest phased opening up today that this stays low

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10 minutes ago, UKNuck96 said:

Things going well in the UK with cases, hospitalisation and deaths right down from just before the start of the current lockdown in January 

 

Fingers crossed with the Indian variant and the biggest phased opening up today that this stays low

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Yes this is wonderful news, but isn’t the reduction in cases and severe illness due to vaccinations more than any other measure?  These Vaccines are great, and pretty much bringing an end to the need for restrictive measures.  

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15 hours ago, Russ said:

Got my booked for this friday afternoon.... I didn't strategically place it at all to get off work and start my weekend early at all....

 My answer and I'm sticking to it. Is the excuse if it gives me flu like symptoms I have 3 days in the weekend to recover. :P 

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1 hour ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

 My answer and I'm sticking to it. Is the excuse if it gives me flu like symptoms I have 3 days in the weekend to recover. :P 

My wife and I got Pfizer last Wednesday.  My arm was sore for a few days - felt like a goat had kicked me lol.

On top of sore arm, my wife also was a bit nauseous and dizzy for a few days.

 

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2 hours ago, Alflives said:

Yes this is wonderful news, but isn’t the reduction in cases and severe illness due to vaccinations more than any other measure?  These Vaccines are great, and pretty much bringing an end to the need for restrictive measures.  

It’s a combination of vaccine and lockdown. The lockdown gave a chance for the vaccine program to work without cases growing exponentially. Which in turn helped keep the rate low. Without both it would be a longer drawn out process than it already had been 

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https://theconversation.com/whats-the-valneva-covid-19-vaccine-the-french-shot-thats-supposed-to-be-variant-proof-160345


 

A COVID-19 vaccine from French company Valneva has yet to complete clinical trials. But it has caught the eye of governments in the UK, Europe and Australia. 

One of the vaccine’s main selling points is its apparent ability to mount a more general immune response against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, rather than rely on the spike protein to do this.

 

 

 

be interesting to see how this develops - UK has already ordered 100m doses of it so hopefully it clears trials 

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Weren't the clinical trials for AZ against the newer variants showing how ineffective it is?

 

I got denied my poke on wednesday last week because I had covid within the last 3 months. Waiting an hour just to be told that was unexpected after not being told anywhere.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Tom Sestito said:

Weren't the clinical trials for AZ against the newer variants showing how ineffective it is?

 

I got denied my poke on wednesday last week because I had covid within the last 3 months. Waiting an hour just to be told that was unexpected after not being told anywhere.

 

 

It’s not ineffective - it’s not as effective, it might not stop a variant but it has been proved to reduce hospitalisation. So it’s still worth getting 

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53 minutes ago, bishopshodan said:

I was nauseous when I woke up, kinda like motion sickness. 

Still went for my run cause I'm badass like that but was a bit woozy for most of the morning.

Was doing ok till he passed out in front of the car.

Ambulance ride, 2 hours of surgery, three casts and

 

53 minutes ago, bishopshodan said:

 

Feeling a lot better now.

Good news.       :)

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Good idea.

 

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Leading coronavirus researchers call for 'proper investigation' into COVID-19 origins

 

Since the coronavirus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan 17 months ago, scientists have been perplexed by its origin. As many nations accelerate vaccine rollouts and begin to bring outbreaks under control, looking toward the end of the pandemic, some are beginning to look backward to try to understand how it began. 

 

Knowing where the virus came from is central to preventing the next pandemic, but untangling the origins of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, has become a complex, messy issue, needlessly complicated by politicking and conspiracy. Two hypotheses have been floated by scientists. One, the virus emerged naturally, likely in bats, and spilled over into humans. Or, two, it  accidentally leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan where coronavirus research was being conducted. 

 

There is insufficient data to rule out either theory — but a cadre of scientists is hoping to change that.

 

In a new letter published Thursday in Science, one of the world's top academic journals, 18 international experts in virology, molecular biology, evolutionary biology and epidemiology call for a "proper investigation" into the origins of the pandemic, highlighting the need for a transparent, objective and data-driven analysis of SARS-CoV-2's emergence. The signatories include Ralph Baric, an eminent coronavirus researcher from the University of North Carolina, Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale, and was spearheaded by Jesse Bloom, an evolutionary virologist at the University of Washington, and David Relman, a microbiologist at Stanford University.

The letter argues that the recent China-WHO joint study conducted in Wuhan, in January and February of this year, did not give "balanced consideration" to the laboratory leak theory, instead focusing its attention on the spillover hypothesis. 

 

Full article at:

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/leading-coronavirus-researchers-call-for-proper-investigation-into-covid-19-origins/?ftag=CAD-03-10abj4f&bhid=27387568584822941599927611586826&mid=13370367&cid=1494321690

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A financial incentive may be the ticket to get some of the fence dwellers to get the shot. 

 

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ohio-sees-boost-shots-after-it-announces-1-million-vaccination-n1267648

 

Ohio sees boost in shots after it announces $1 million vaccination lottery

Ohio had its highest vaccination day in three weeks after it announced lottery-style drawings for vaccinated Ohioans.

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